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Texas-based Solid Concepts has created a working metal handgun with a 3-D printer. (Credit: Facebook)

Lawmaker Wants To Bar 3-D Printing Of Guns Without Federal License

As 3-D printing technology grows more and more sophisticated, an Illinois lawmaker wants to make it illegal to use a 3-D printer to make firearms, or gun parts, unless you have a federal gun manufacturer’s license.

02/14/2014

Customers shop for guns at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store in Tinley Park. A federal judge has ruled Chicago's ban on such gun shops is unconstitutional. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Judge Rules Chicago Ban On Gun Sales Unconstitutional

U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang said he would temporarily stay the effects of his ruling, meaning the ordinances can stand while the city decides whether to appeal.

01/06/2014

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State Police OK Instructors For Concealed Carry Training

Illinois residents can begin applying in January for licenses to carry concealed weapons, but so far only 54 instructors — most from northern Illinois — have been approved to train them.

09/24/2013

Chicago aldermen have backed an ordinance that would require bars and restaurants to post signs similar to this one, banning concealed firearms on the premises. (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen Back New Limit On State’s Concealed Carry Law

Aldermen voted Friday to circumvent a major provision of the state’s concealed carry law, by voting to require all city businesses that serve liquor to ban guns on their premises.

09/06/2013

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Alderman, NRA Activist Spar Over Measure To Ban Assault Weapons

Chicago Aldermen have given preliminary approval to proposals for a City assault weapons ban and other measures expected to win approval at tomorrow’s special City Council meetings, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

07/16/2013

City Hall

Mayor Seeks Big Fines For Gun Offenses Near Schools

Mayor Rahm Emanuel hopes to keep gunslingers away from public schools, buses and Safe Passage Program routes by creating a city ordinance with stiff fines for weapon offenses.

06/26/2013

Various shotguns and rifles are on display at a shooting range. (File Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Concealed Carry: What Is Gov. Quinn’s Next Move?

It’s now up to Gov. Quinn: A bill permitting people to carry concealed weapons has been on his desk for several weeks.

06/21/2013

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Illinois Swamped By Surge In Firearm Owner Applications

Illinois State Police say they’re trying to deal with a huge backlog of applications for Firearms Owner Identification cards.

05/09/2013

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Group Wants To Give Out Free Shotguns In Chicago

If a group at the National Rifle Association convention gets it way, free shotguns will be handed out in Chicago.

05/04/2013

U.S. Capitol Dome

Durbin Squares Off With NRA Boss On Capitol Hill

At one point, the hearing had to be gaveled to order when Durbin and National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre accused each other of missing the point on mandatory background checks for gun purchases.

WBBM Newsradio–01/30/2013

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NRA Pushing Concealed Carry Measure In Springfield

In Springfield Tuesday afternoon, the first step was taken toward allowing gun owners to carry concealed weapons on the streets of Illinois.

CBS 2–01/29/2013

A customer purchases an AK-47 style rifle for about $1200 at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on December 17, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ill. Senate Committee OKs Bans On Assault Weapons, High-Capacity Clips

An Illinois Senate committee, in a party-line vote, has approved restrictions on semiautomatic assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips.

01/02/2013

A customer purchases an AK-47 style rifle for about $1200 at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on December 17, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Local Groups Call For Assault Rifle Ban

The Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, the Chicago Clergy Coalition and gun violence victims have collected 30,000 petitions from Illinois citizens calling on the state and lawmakers to pass an assault weapons ban.

12/22/2012

Sandy Hook Elementary School

Opinion: Gun Reform

In the wake of the tragedy in Connecticut, it is clear that this nation needs to reform its gun laws and a number of other needs now.

12/19/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: New Gun Control Debate Is Encouraging

In the great debate about guns, there are some unexpected things happening in the wake of the horrific shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

12/18/2012

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Court Ruling On Concealed Carry Ban Sets Stage For Fight

Backers of Illinois’ ban on concealed weapons vowed Wednesday to fight for continued controls on gun possession, a day after a federal appeals court struck down the nation’s last such prohibition as unconstitutional and ordered the state to craft a law allowing it.

12/12/2012

File Photo Of Glock Handgun. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Gun Owner ID Cards Soar In Chicago

Significantly more Chicagoans are arming themselves with guns.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2012

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NRA: Keep Person-To-Person Gun Sales Private

The National Rifle Association wants to keep private gun sales private, and has come out against a measure to require federally-licensed gun dealerships to administer private transactions.

WBBM Newsradio–04/04/2011

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Gun Rights Proponents: Chicagoans Want Concealed Carry

Proponents of efforts to enact concealed carry laws in Illinois have released the results of a survey they say proves the issue isn’t as geographically divided as it seems.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2011